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Memorial Day Weekend & turning 35!

Happy Tuesday!

I hope you had a great Memorial Day weekend. .. we were at the Lake – it. was. wonderful.

Just thought I’d pop in and share a little life update and weekend recap.

We’ve been enjoying the spring sunshine.

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And this stuff is amazing. I love it on avocado toast or hard boiled eggs.

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Loving that we live just a few blocks from the boys’ school.

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My new favorite flavor!

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Luke and Mom movie date.

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sometimes you just have to nap. . . in the middle of the house.

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Making cookies with my boys.

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Luke is such a great big brother.

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5 months old!

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Feeling the love with a birthday cupcake.

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And a Caribou gift card from my favorite girls.

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My 35th birthday started out with birthday BODYPUMP.

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And dinner with my family and sisters at Red Robin. Yum! Smile

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Followed by ice cream!

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And then we headed to the Lake for the weekend.

Doughnuts!

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First boat ride.

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Time on the dock.

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And <love> with #gopackgo

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Time to get ready for work! Hope you had a great one. Smile

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5!

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And just like that my first baby boy is 5 years old. . .

He turned 5 on Easter Sunday. .. so we had a family birthday celebration.

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We spent the day building his new Legos and checking out his new Ninja Turtle bike. . . hoping those training wheels can come off this summer!

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Then, last weekend, Luke had his birthday party at the YMCA. It was a superhero theme. They made superhero masks, played games and played in the pool.

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And finally, on Sunday, both families came over for a family birthday party. . .

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My family.

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Scott’s family.

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and Luke’s third birthday cake (batman, superhero and transformers). . . he’s one lucky kid!

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Life. slow. down.

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5!

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And just like that my first baby boy is 5 years old. . .

He turned 5 on Easter Sunday. .. so we had a family birthday celebration.

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We spent the day building his new Legos and checking out his new Ninja Turtle bike. . . hoping those training wheels can come off this summer!

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Then, last weekend, Luke had his birthday party at the YMCA. It was a superhero theme. They made superhero masks, played games and played in the pool.

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And finally, on Sunday, both families came over for a family birthday party. . .

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My family.

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Scott’s family.

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and Luke’s third birthday cake (batman, superhero and transformers). . . he’s one lucky kid!

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Life. slow. down.

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34th birthday wish list. . .

My poor husband.

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The guy has to get me something for Mother’s Day, my birthday (May 26th) and our anniversary (June 7th) all within 6 weeks of each other.

He’s usually pretty smart and asks for a list. . . he is also super good at listening and remembering, so he’s had some good “off the list” presents too. 

I love to see what other people are buying/getting or just on their wish list. . . so I thought I’d share what’s on my Mother’s Day/birthday/anniversary or just Happy Thursday to me list. . . Smile 

Kate Spade purses. . .

I am in love with this one (in black)

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and this one (in pink). . .

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Leather strap watch. . .  Fossil has nice ones 

like this one.

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or this one.

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Feetures. . . aka my favorite socks ever.

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Couch pillows to match our ottoman 

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New workout gear. . .a girl always needs more. Smile 

like my favorite shorts ever.

Tracker Short IV

Super simple tank with a little peekaboo in the back.

Salute The Sun Singlet II HBJC 2

This is my all time favorite scarf and while I’d love to own it in every color, it’s a bit too spendy. . . which makes it a really nice birthday present!

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Panera gift card. Because Panera and it has a drive thru. Winking smile 

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A gift card for a facial. Oh man, I looooove facials but I hardly ever get them because I have a hard time justifying the cost . ..  so it would be a nice treat!

A trip to fro yo with Lukie. Smile 

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This shirt. So cute, right?

"DOGS" Women's Basic T-Shirt

What’s on your current wish list??

Linking up with Amanda for Thinking out loud!

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A Pirate Pizza Party: Luke’s 4th birthday

On Saturday, we had 24 family and friends over to celebrate Luke’s 4th birthday.

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Laura’s dog Sadie was into the pirate theme too. .  .

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He wanted it to be a pirate party. And really wanted everyone to have swords, eye patches, and compasses. And a huge thank you to my sister, Laura, for making this cute sign!

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And a pirate ship cake with a pirate and a shark. Smile 

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Since the weather was going to be so beautiful – sunny and 72 – on Saturday, I decided to have some fun with activities in the backyard. And thank goodness for Pinterest for giving me some fun kid activity ideas.

I made a station with baking soda + vinegar colored with food coloring. When the vinegar hits the baking soda, it fizzes. This one was a huge hit with the kids.

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It was fun for Aunt Jenny too..  .

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They also had fun with sword fights. . .

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and walking “the plank”

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party fun.  ..

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Aunt Laura did pirate tattoos.

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Grandma Mary got in on the sword fights. . .

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And Luke pouted for a few minutes that it wasn’t time yet to open his presents. . . #beingfourishard

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I also made “moon sand” = mixed cornstarch and hair gel. And added black and pinto beans for “rocks”. Add in some dollar store toys = fun for hours.

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Scott and his family. . .

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Finally. . . time for presents.

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And then the best game of all. . . Laura and I filled up balloons with little toys and candy from the dollar store and then the kids got to pop the balloons to get the treats out. Oh man, they had a blast and it was hilarious!

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Cake!

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Such a fun day. We are so thankful to have so many friends and family that love Luke and came to celebrate with us!

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Life Lately – MN State Fair

Thursday?

Like, for reals, how is it Thursday already?

Don’t get me wrong, I am super happy – one more day and then on to a 3 day weekend. Heck yes.

But, man oh man, life has been busy!

I’d thought I would share with you some of the recent happenings over here. . .

This is my “man, I really really don’t like getting up at 5am to teach bodypump but I love love love how I feel afterwards!” face. . .

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Running with my favorite man.

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Dinner with the sisters.

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and oh my goodness. the pie. it might be the best I’ve ever had. seriously.

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Kicking BODYPUMP bootie with my pink shoes and pink Fabletics carpis.

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Birthday party for Brynn.

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Followed by birthday cake. delicious as usual. Smile 

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Typical Sunday morning. Playing trucks at Panera. . .

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And then wandering around Lowe’s.

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On Monday, we all took the day  off of work and headed to the Minnesota State Fair. . . third annual trip with Uncle Adam. Smile 

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And the best day ever for Luke  – He got to get to dressed up like a real fireman AND got to hug firefighter Mike AND climb inside the fire truck. So happy.

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Working. . .

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Spending the evening with my sisters. It is so wonderful to watch Aunt Jenny and Aunt Laura with Luke. Adorable.

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Play time. Safety first.

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Whew. Busy, but good. #blessed.

What  have you been up to??

See ya tomorrow with Friday Favorites!

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Treat Yourself Tuesday–33rd birthday!

Last Tuesday was my 33rd birthday. Or as I tell Luke, I am two 3s. Because he is one 3. . . two 3s sounds way better to me than 33, so I’m just going to go with it!

My birthday started a few days early with a cupcake treat from Laura.

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Then, we celebrated with my family – take out Chinese ftw.

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And presents. . . how cute is this cupcake tag that my sister made?

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And an adorable cupcake box from my sister, Jenny – filled with cupcake themed items!

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And Scott gave me a Michael Kors watch. Love the pink!

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Cake + desserts.

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Inside the cupcake box – cupcake bath bombs + a new cupcake kitchen towel and some cupcake stickers.

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And Laura gave me new pink rain boots!!

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My actual birthday started with a free birthday drink from Caribou.

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A birthday WOD.

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Post lunch cake.

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And birthday dinner at Red Robin with my sisters and my very special man.

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And ended the day with this doughnut tower.

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And just when I thought my birthday was over, my blends (Becky, Melanie, Caroline) surprised me with a birthday treat in the mail.

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Altheta gift card + chocolate = they know the way to my heart. And btw I had never had Dove peanut butter chocolate and OMG SO good. Like peanut butter M and Ms but better. Thanks again ladies.

Overall, it was a great birthday. I am so thankful and looking forward to the next year!

Linking up with Becky for treat yourself Tuesday!

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Thursday Thoughts

Hey there! Long time, no chat. Smile 

You see, I’ve been busy.

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Really really busy.

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Thankfully the end is finally in sight. . . and it’s starting to look like our home.

I’ve also been busy with this. .  .

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My 33rd birthday!

More details to come on next week for Treat Yourself Tuesday.

And finally, I’ve been busy enjoying this. . .

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Sunshine and when did my baby get so big?

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He is a pro on his trike now! So fun.

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So, that’s been my world lately. .. what’s new with you??

Linking up with Amanda today for Thinking Out Loud!

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Birthday List {33}

It’s my birthday month!

May 26th is the actual day. 8:22 am, if you really wanted to know. Winking smile

What’s the best part about birthdays? Putting together your birthday list, right? Hmmmm, now that I think about it, I think cake is actually the best part of birthdays. . .

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Anyway, I always like seeing what items are on other people’s wish lists, and I know that my family always likes to have a list for ideas.  . . so I thought I would share what’s on my birthday list for my upcoming 33rd birthday.

Feetures! socks – high performance, light cushion. These are seriously my all-time favorite socks. The perfect sock for working out – running, bodypump or cross fit. And it is my go to sock for just wearing around the house. Seriously, like 10 pairs please. Winking smile

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Bath and Body Works lotion. My fav. Smile

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New flats for work. .. I have been drooling over these for years.

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I’ve heard good things about these ones.

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And these are always a winner. . .

Candles. I love candles. They just make the house feel warmer. I love all candles but my favs are from Bath and Body Works.

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Couch pillows. So, we got a new ottoman a few months ago and I *almost* bought the matching pillows at the same time . . .but I didn’t want it to be too matchy-matchy. . . but now, after having the ottoman, I totally need want the matching pillow.

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They had these nice big fluffy ones that I think will look perfect on the couch.

Pink rain boots –> I’m on the fence for plain pink or striped or polka dots.

Women's Classic Knee High Rain Boots

Food Processor. . . I have no idea what brand. Something with good ratings? I for sure want it to have a tube at the top so I can put things in while it’s running. . . ideal for making my favorite homemade mayo.

Gift cards – Lululemon, Athleta, Caribou, Starbucks, Fabletics, Stitch Fix

Alex and Ani Cupcake Bracelet ..  . totally torn between the gold and silver!

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Pink pens with pink ink. They just make work more fun, right?

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New workout tops/shorts/capris #necessary #bodypump #crossfit #running I am still in love with this top that my favorite blends got me for my birthday last year!

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A new watch. . .so hard to pick one out online but I love Fossil watches. This one or this one caught my eye. . .

A new water bottle. I don’t even know how old my current water bottle is that I have a work right now. . . but filling it up 2-3 times per day and working 40 hours a week = time for a new one.

What’s on your wish list right now??

Linking up with Becky for Treat Yourself Tuesday!!

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Trip Recap–Wisconsin Dells

For Luke’s 3rd birthday, we took a family trip to the Wisconsin Dells. For non-WI folks, the Dells is basically an area in the middle of WI that has tons of water parks, attractions, shows, restaurants, and is a total touristy summer vacation destination, especially for families.

We stayed at the Great Wolf Lodge. It was overall decent. Obviously, the outdoor water park area isn’t open yet, but the indoor part was more than enough to keep Luke entertained. We totally lucked out and went in the middle of the week, so there weren’t too many people around. The front desk people told us that the following weekend, they were 100% booked. Crazy!

Anyway, we got there on Wednesday afternoon. Luke got Wolf ears.

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We hit up the water park for a few hours. Luke loved that they had water slides that were small enough that he could go down alone with Scott or I catching him at the end. He also did pretty good “swimming” around a bit in his life jacket.

Afterwards, we hit up Famous Dave’s for dinner.

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Luke wanted a drink of Scott’s beer, and so we figured for his 3rd birthday, why not. .. . haha. He took the smallest drink ever and then spit and wiped his tongue. Hilarious.

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Water park = amazing naps.

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And for Luke’s birthday dinner, we took him to a train restaurant where all food and drinks are delivered via train. It was basically a 3 year olds best day ever.

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And it delivered birthday ice cream.

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And no birthday trip is complete without birthday doughnuts with sprinkles, right?

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It was a great family trip!!

We got there on Wednesday afternoon and headed out Friday morning which was a good amount of time for us and Luke. The Great Wolf Lodge was just ok – the water park was pretty good, but since there are SO many options at the Wisconsin Dells, I would probably check out another place before going there again.

Have you ever been to “The Dells”??

Linking up with Becky for Treat Yourself Tuesday. Smile

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